More female pilots to be trained – Aviation Minister

Joseph Kofi Adda, Minister for Aviation at the 2019 Girls in Aviation Day

In a bid to increase the number of female pilots in Aviation, the Minister for Aviation, Joseph Kofi Adda has hinted that government is in the planning stage of introducing a funding mechanism that can be used for polit training.

He made this known at the “Girls in Aviation Day” organised by Women in Aviation International, Ghana Chapter during the weekend, under the theme: “Connect, Explore and Experience”.

Mr. Adda said, the Ministry intends to have a keen focus in training more young people, particularly females to become pilots.

The event, brought together girls from schools including Nungua Secondary School in Accra; Ola Girls Secondary School in Ho; as well as some girls from Junior High Schools in the Accra metropolis.

The Minister noted that his ministry is working hard to increase female professionals in the aviation industry as the current number of female professionals in the sector remains low.

It is expected that an Aviation Training Academy initiative will be rolled out by the Ministry, focusing on young people at the secondary and tertiary level. This will give them the opportunity to study courses related to aviation.

Mr. Adda urged young females to join the training academy to build their careers in the industry.

Madam Juliet Aboagye Wiafe, the President of Women in Aviation International, Ghana Chapter, said the group would be forming aviation clubs in schools for the girls, where there would be groomed in aviation prospects.